Gensler, Jacob

BORN 21 Jan 1808, Hamburg - DIED 26 Jan 1845, Hamburg
BIRTH NAME Gensler, Johann Jacob
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (Gedächtnisfriedhof 22 (Reburied with other painters))

Younger brother of Günther Genssler, who taught him drawing. He studied under Wilhelm Tischbein in Eutin and under Siegfried Bendixen in Hamburg. Like his brother he was a founding member of the Hamburger Künstlervereins in 1832.

He mostly painted of landscapes and moralistic scenes. His happy and idyllic country scenes were bought by his rich customers.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Gensler, Günther
• is brother/sister of Gensler, Martin


The stone (at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg) marking the remains of several painters that were moved from their original burial place.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 1999)


Gensler, Martin

Published: 14 Apr 2018
Last update: 25 Apr 2022